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Ilot des canards (Duck island)

2007.04.20
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The restaurant, its architecture is based on the traditional shanty&#39s
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The post sculptures represent the different clans in the chefferie
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The arrow ridge tile, powerful symbol of the clan
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A nice painted wood wall
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Lost of wood sculptures all around
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Same statue, two different angles
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Every dead wood-block is modeled
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In front of the island: the town, Noumea
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The taxi from and to the island
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We arrived, at Noumea, after almost a day of flying from France with a stop in Japan. Of course with the time diffrence (something like 10 hours ahead) you're upside down and the best thing to do is NOT going to sleep to make sure you put yourself in the normal time quick. So a friend suggested us to go to a small island in front of Nouméa: L'ile des canards. Did not see any duck there but statues and the only restaurant of the place. All you have to do is lay down, dive into the sea and eat...
I was exhausted, the sun was really hard, but as I had my cam, I shot around the best I could....
The restaurant was very interesting because it would represent the traditional shanty of Kanak culture. Of course it's kind of touristic but it would have preserved some of the symbols.
26 Comments
LisetteT WoW! c'est magnifique, le paysage, le toit, le mur, les statuettes, tout est magnifique. Mais où sont passés les canards?
LisetteT · 2007-04-20: 11:26
patojejp woooooooow amazing shots beautiful place
patojejp · 2007-04-20: 11:31
jendayee Justement je disais que je n'en avais vu aucun :))) mais des sculptures partout sur l'île, beaucoup en bois et quelques unes en pierre (le soleil tapait très fort le résultat n'est pas génial, je ne les ai pas postées).
Le restaurant est une case dans la pure tradition kanak avec les symboles représentés. La flèche faîtière étant le symbole du clan, les poteaux à l'entour représentant les différents clans de la chefferie.
jendayee · 2007-04-20: 11:32
carmitage It does look hot ! Fabulous sculptures and painting on the
wall, the arrow is also interesting. I am glad you took your
camera with you.
I wouldn't mind a couple of statues like the #5, but I imagine
they are big !
Great set, thank you jen
carmitage · 2007-04-20: 11:59
Richard Amazing shots and amazing location.
Richard · 2007-04-20: 12:07
mimax2 Amazing shot!
P.S. Emma suggests good idea - we ought to swap a our job from time to time :))
mimax2 · 2007-04-20: 12:55
santooos This is beautiful sharing
santooos · 2007-04-20: 12:58
jendayee well apart for the travel I'm not completely certain that you would enjoy my crazy life !!!! :))))
jendayee · 2007-04-20: 13:14
sistermagister Great light!!!
sistermagister · 2007-04-20: 13:42
domelia Merci pour ce nouveau voyage. En effet, et les canards ? pas au restaurant j'espère ????
domelia · 2007-04-20: 15:21
vollenda Wonderful set. You do get to see some gorgeous places! But I bet you're always glad to get home. :) Thank you for these beautiful postcards from your trip.
vollenda · 2007-04-20: 15:43
Carley Thanks for the quick trip to Noumea....a place I'm sure I'll never see except through your eyes and your camera. I love that painted fence!
Carley · 2007-04-20: 16:27
????? wow, so beautiful, how nice your life most with the ocean:) it is my dream.
Great photos, especially the one of painted on wood wall, my fav!!!! Jen:)
????? · 2007-04-20: 16:48
miclaud Really fantastic! Thank you for these free journeys!
miclaud · 2007-04-20: 22:16
jet28 Fascinating place!
jet28 · 2007-04-21: 03:10
kidelywinks love the colours in 8 :)
kidelywinks · 2007-04-21: 03:38
stanboss I'd love to see by myself ...
stanboss · 2007-04-21: 04:30
JacquesR Très intéressantes photos.
Techniquement parlant j'aime beaucoup la 8 : couleurs et composition.
JacquesR · 2007-04-21: 05:06
anniepie Beautiful place, great shots
anniepie · 2007-04-21: 07:12
photoeye BEAUTIFUL SET ! BEAUTIFUL PLACE! SEEING THE WORLD THROUGH YOU. ALL ARE GOOD. #2, #4, #5 AND THE BEST #6
photoeye · 2007-04-21: 08:50
viralshah WOW...wanna be there
viralshah · 2007-04-21: 09:07
Genevieve J'aime voyager avec toi...c'est toujours intéressant...mes préférée sont 6 & 8. Bon voyage!
Genevieve · 2007-04-21: 15:06
magpy I love the carvings, but I especially like the turtles!
magpy · 2007-04-21: 16:42
Parrain Malheuresement pour toi je me suis plutot concentré sur les masques de carnaval et un peu moins sur les costumes mais j'en ai quand même pris quelques uns... Je les posterai bientôt...

Sinon ton flog est très dépaysant...
Parrain · 2007-04-22: 05:33
jjimson Great set!
jjimson · 2007-04-23: 11:32
domino c'est magnifique, merci Jen pour ces belles photos!
domino · 2007-11-19: 11:18
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